Mayor Bob Everson spent a busy Thursday evening welcoming special guests and watching daredevil Cole Freeman’s record-setting jump during Mitchell’s first Palace City Pre-Sturgis Party that packed the Corn Palace area.
He read a special proclamation and awarded several keys to the city. “What a great time”, said Everson. “The crowds are fantastic.” He thought the attendance was better than anticipated.
Everson is looking forward to building on the event for next year. “We made impressions on the right people”, Everson said. “Who knows, maybe Sturgis will move to Mitchell.”
The 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Races starts today in the Black Hills.